9/12/2006

Taiwan Textbook

President, Dictator or just a dick?

4 comments:

Stephen Mah said...

Dick? My hat's off to President Chen, whose office has been quietly removing symbols of Chiang Kai-shek. A couple of weeks ago, Chaing Kai-shek International Airport's name was changed to Taoyuan Airport. The China Post quoted Premier Su Tseng-chang with it's to "understand clearer that this is Taiwan."

The opposition's attempts to unseat a popularly elected president shows that a memory of Chiang still lingers and this is still the understanding the world is getting.

Michael said...

Correction: "Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport." This was the original name intended until Chiang's son Chiang Jing-kuo intervened.

Stephen said...

The papers mention a certain "then transport minister Lin Chin-sheng (林金生)" making an intervention.

Patrick said...

I'm sure he felt strongly about the issue. I wonder if the butt-kisser is still around.